Golden Turning Around - 19 April

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#1
The Stateroom Under The Stairs
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Just noticed Golden Princess is doing a 180 in port Phillip Bay.

Maybe they forgot to pick up me ...
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#2
The Stateroom Under The Stairs
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oops ..... never mind - seems it did a 360 degree turn in the bay just cos!

nothing to see here move on
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#4
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Originally posted by Dobby_The_Ship_Elf
Just noticed Golden Princess is doing a 180 in port Phillip Bay.Maybe they forgot to pick up me ...
Originally posted by MicCanberra
Perhaps they were testing the steering.
No not the steering......I believe its to test the compass . We were on a Princess ship once and when leaving Lyttleton Harbour the Captain announced that the ship would do a 360 turn to check the instruments. Its an Insurance requirement and has to be done once a year .
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#5
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Originally posted by Kiwi Kruzer
No not the steering......I believe its to test the compass . We were on a Princess ship once and when leaving Lyttleton Harbour the Captain announced that the ship would do a 360 turn to check the instruments. Its an Insurance requirement and has to be done once a year .
Cheers, I was close.
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And it is just on a year since Golden did her last compass check - in Bali on the repositioning cruise we were on last year.
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Maybe it was her way of saying good bye. Last cruise ship leaving for the season in Melb. Nothing now till Pac Jewel in November. 6 long months. Sayonara (spelling ???)
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Originally posted by Ondine
Maybe it was her way of saying good bye. Last cruise ship leaving for the season in Melb. Nothing now till Pac Jewel in November. 6 long months. Sayonara (spelling ???)
Giving Melbourne an Emerald Ring, you must be a romantic.
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Aren't all seafarers romantics?

"I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky" Wordsworth
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#10
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Originally posted by Ondine
Aren't all seafarers romantics?

"I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky" Wordsworth
Yes, I suppose we must be.
“My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
#11
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Originally posted by Ondine
Aren't all seafarers romantics?

"I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky" Wordsworth
Not Wordsworth, John Masefield.
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#12
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Originally posted by OzKiwiJJ
Not Wordsworth, John Masefield.
Sorry - Love all those poets
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#13
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Originally posted by Ondine
Maybe it was her way of saying good bye. Last cruise ship leaving for the season in Melb. Nothing now till Pac Jewel in November. 6 long months. Sayonara (spelling ???)
I said 'see ya in 6 months' as I drove over the Worst Gate Bridge on my way home sad face
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Originally posted by Dobby_The_Ship_Elf
I said 'see ya in 6 months' as I drove over the Worst Gate Bridge on my way home sad face
So Dobby......you and Karen have booked our Golden cruise in September it is in 6 months!!!
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Originally posted by cheznandy
So Dobby......you and Karen have booked our Golden cruise in September it is in 6 months!!!
Look for him under the stairs.
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Originally posted by Kiwi Kruzer
No not the steering......I believe its to test the compass . We were on a Princess ship once and when leaving Lyttleton Harbour the Captain announced that the ship would do a 360 turn to check the instruments. Its an Insurance requirement and has to be done once a year .
Yep you are correct that is what was happening. Didn't make for a much more exciting departure from Melbourne though

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Originally posted by MicCanberra
Yes, I suppose we must be.
“My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The boy stood on the burning deck
Playing a game of cricket
The ball rolled up his trouser leg
And hit his middle wicket.

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#18
The Stateroom Under The Stairs
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Originally posted by cheznandy
So Dobby......you and Karen have booked our Golden cruise in September it is in 6 months!!!
lets just see if we can manage to keep our house from sinking into the ground before we commit to booking anythink!!
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#19
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Originally posted by Dobby_The_Ship_Elf
lets just see if we can manage to keep our house from sinking into the ground before we commit to booking anythink!!
Hopefully all will be good and we will see you onboard
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#20
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Why would a ship do a 180 in Port Philip bay?? To go back to the rain & doom & gloom of Melbourne... baawhhhh. Gotta love picking on Melbourne when your from Sydney...
Originally posted by Dobby_The_Ship_Elf
Just noticed Golden Princess is doing a 180 in port Phillip Bay.

Maybe they forgot to pick up me ...